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like to pretend as though they're the great protectors of social security, medicare, and medicaid. they make solemn pledges all the time about how they won't even entertain a discussion about reform. what they don't say is that ignoring these programs is the surest way to guarantee their collapse. all we're calling for is an honest conversation. we all know these programs are in trouble. let's figure out a solution. when it comes to entitlements, republicans are guided by a simple principle: we don't want americans to age into a system that no longer exists. we do not want americans to age into a system that no longer exists. we want to protect them and to protect people's investment in them. but we can't do it alone. reform is something that can only be done by both parties together. that's the reality. and there's been a scandalous lack of leadership on this issue for years among democrat leaders in washington because they think it's a winner politically. what i'm saying is that the democrats just won the election. congratulations. turn off the campaign and recognize the opportu
the united states, although medicare is very expensive, it has been much more successful at cost control than private insurers have been, medicaid even more successful, and the crazy thing about america, we actually have everything -- all possible systems of some version here. the veterans health administration, which is true socialized medicine, the doctors are government employees -- is incredibly efficient relative to the rest of the health care system. >> you did a calculation that showed if we had a healthcare system that was as efficient as the best in europe or france, canada, germany, or the uk, take your pick, we would have no deficit -- >> baby-boom demographics. >> that's right. everyone else -- but the -- canada is just a single-payer system but not socialized medicine. it's medicare for everybody. france is complicated. but it's a mixture of public provision, public health insurance, but it is -- much heavier hand of government than the canadian system. about the same cost as canada january system but spectacular outcome, and britain has a system which is pure socialized medicine
count the $500 billion that we did in reforming medicare during health care reform. we've had good words. now we need good deeds and swift action. just think what it would mean to reach an agreement by december 16. americans could see that we would work together. think about the energy that this would unlock to avoid a sequester. think about what a signal this would be to middle-class people on main street and also the people on wall street. because business would have certainty, we would have consumer confidence and we could have a new self-confidence about ourselves that we could govern. mr. president, you and i represent a great state. it has -- mr. president, since i was interrupted so many times i ask unanimous consent to be extend steppedded for two extra minutes. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. ms. mikulski: mr. president, we represent a state that has the innovation economy, from both the federal government and its great federal labs like n.i.h. to its great national security areas like the cyber command at fort mead. yes, they would be devastated, devastate
that was as efficient we would have no deficit given the baby boom. >> >> it is actually called medicare. with the supreme act the of of, so all of these same of, so all of these same this but our budget problems will be done. >> cell it better dismantle. it is incredible. it is a rejection of theory and evidence. [laughter] that is pretty impressive. >> host: look at the interface between medical costs and the budget. the idea we have to have commissions like bowles simpson with the shares between spending and so forth. why don't we look at that in the eye? >> the riyal abbate of merck can -- american. the insurance industry is very influential. if you take one provision but to provide for egyptian dragon's for medicare. >> if anybody is serious about but we are they talked about i think health care reform should. medicare for all is where we should go broke teach teetwenty three. we had this plan is in an good to get to the effects of the single carrier system we should have a public option. then the public our action is killed. >> but right now is to establish the principle of univers
's time when, particularly after this woman one in upstate new york taking the seat on medicare platform basically. and it looks like that was going to be the winning argument, to simply to say that the republicans we will end the medicare guaranteed, but now that does not seem sufficiently potent to get them the majority. >> i want to take the moderator at the texas book festival prerogative and ask you about one particular texas congressman who you write about in this book. one of those freshmen elected 2010 from corpus christi. a very instead to die. if you pay attention to the congressional delegation he certainly is more interesting and more fun to write about and more fun to cover the others. why did you pick on them? and why did you take him to write about? and would you talk about him for this group? >> many of you are texans know the name, but noted in a different context. his grandmother is a liberal icon. did not give his politics from his grandmother. an entrepreneur, and somewhat of an accidental congressman. he ran in 2010 as the texas congressional district that includes c
with a series of speeches and proposals and messages to congress for medicare, medicaid, elementary and secondary education act if it became called. title i competitor education, creation of housing and urban development cabinet. by the way, appointed the first black member, robert weaver in 1956. so the great society and the passage of that and how johnson does it is front and center, particularly early in the book. and then a lot of things have been they don't prevent them from getting these things done, but do you change the politics. by the end of the year, ronald reagan is clearly going to run for governor as you point out in 1866 and dancing beats pat brown who for years earlier had the nixon in the race for the governor. >> what i found most amazing about the great society is in effect that comes out of nowhere. there is no predicate for it. progressivism comes out that the turmoil of 1890. of course you know the new deal comes out of the turmoil of the great depression. you could argue that obamacare comes out of the great recession. where in the world did the society come f
-class families are not hit with $2200 a year in tax increases. >> -- in his speech that entitlement to medicare and medicaid should not be part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. should entitlements not be on the table? >> at the meeting with the floor leaders, president obama said social security is not part of what we're going to do on this. i agree with him. there are things -- i personally believe there thinks he can do with entitlements that don't are beneficiaries. but i'm not going to negotiate this with you other than to say we hope they can agree to the tax revenue we are talking about and that its rate increases. as the president said on a number of vacation, we are happy to do with entitlements. >> conventional wisdom on a fiscal deal as it has to include revenues and cuts. you've made clear how you feel about revenues. with the first thing on the list to cut? >> remember, we've done more than a billion dollars worth of cuts. we need to get some credit for that in these negotiations that take place. [inaudible] -- any deal includes taking the debt ceiling off the table and also guaran
a lot. >> everything from medicare to the voting rights act. last word, ron. >> i think it's going to be a very interesting four years, and i think that we're all going to learn about the architecture of in the man. let me just offer one little philosophical note. aristotle defines justice as the word we use for integrity. in the complex life, a person would learn to integrate the competing parts of the human personality, and only then, he says, will you have the capacity to act justly. and the question for obama is how he will express that or if he will in this new term. >> it's not the integrated life that we do it here, but there's a second term in which we do it here, so thank you all very much. [applause] great, wonderful. good. thank you. thank you. thank you. >> thank you. now i know more about what obama is really like, i think -- >> former counterterrorism coordinator henry crumpton also spoke at the washington ideas forum last week. he focused his remarks on the military's emphasis toward drone warfare as well as concerns over cybersecurity and the afghanistan war. this i
loans today are derived not higher education. the same year, medicare, the arts and humanities act, which creates the national endowment for the arts. the clean air act. the most important civil rights act in our history. it gives people of color power of the ballot and the immigration act, which opens the gates and our borders people all over the world and fundamentally changes the face and heart of america. this is in one single year. i will tell you is a presidential historian. there are those that would stake their entire domestic reputations on this one of those laws. lbj did all those things in one single year. in 1965. [applause] >> reading these books, reading both of these books, i was struck with such awe and admiration of these people. even with all of those lbj's foibles, which many of us are familiar with. i am a true believer for evermore afterwards. mike, would you talk a little bit about what ladybird accomplished? >> after her first accomplishment was to keep lyndon johnson thing while he was doing all of those great things. giving him a safe haven, if you will, an
is on the defensive on cuba. this is not an issue he wants to talk about. medicare, anything other than cuba because he is very weak on this and by implication it that democrats might lose more seats, even though he himself was not on the ballot in the midterm election. so republicans had been aiming to use this. kenneth keating from new york is one of the most vocal. he was leading the charge, going on the senate floor every day saying their missiles going to cuba appeared refugee reports, the administration is just turning a blind eye and be negligent. so the issue had been sort of percolating. it come out in september that kennedy had to put out press statements here so far it's not a threat so it's fine. >> kennedy had attacked, so republicans are perfectly happy to savage him. >> is the crisis breaks and suddenly becomes a public moment. the critics silenced themselves that this is a moment to rally around the flag. kenneth keating says they have our full support. we are not going to in this moment of crisis jeopardize the united states chance of it doing here. but once khrushchev capitulates,
, particularly making sure that no benefits in medicare, social security and medicaid were cut. but it's now time for congress to get back to our regularly-scheduled programming, and that means jobs. while washington has been consumed with averting a default, our nation's unemployment problem has been worsening. it's time for jobs to be moved back to the front burn wither. with this debt reduction package completed, the decks are now cleared for a single-minded focus on jobs in september. by removing the threat of default for the next 18 months and by proving that both parties can come together to get our deficits under control, we have provided certainly to the credit markets. the debt limit agreement largely resolves the budgets for the next two years, so the wrangling over spending should be greatly reduced in coming months. we now have the chance to pivot away from budget battles to jobs. we can reset the debate, and that's what we intend to do. the jobs issue won't have to play second fiddle to the deficit issue anymore, and that's what the american people want. the public is glad to see we'
long-term spending programs like medicare, a failure that's among the biggest single drivers of our debt. all this reflects a very clear physical loss if i. for washington democrats, every dollar that's ever been secured for anything is sacred. every dollar that's ever been secured for anything is sacred. and they'll defend it to the death, regardless of what it means for jobs or the economy. but those days are over, because you don't eliminate trillion-dollar deficits by taxing the rich, not even close. it may be an effective talking point, but as a matter of policy, it is a minor deal. and the democrats know t so woos we move into the final stretch, it is time to put the talking points away and get serious about striking a deal. the first step to recovery is to admit you got a problem. and if borrowing 40 cents for every dollar you spend doesn't convince you, frankly, i don't know what will. if democrats can't admit that we've got a spending problem, they immediate t need to talk tr constituents more. they need to get real. and that means changing the way things have been done aro
about medicare or anything other than cuba. he is weak. by implication they thought democrats might lose lawsuit even if he thought he wasn't on the ballot being a midterm election. so republicans have been aiming to use this. kenneth from new york was most value call. he was going on the senate floor saying there are missile going cuba. we have report, the administration is just turning a blind eye. they are being negligent. he been attacking them for months. the had been going around far long time. it come up in september ken i kennedy had to put out the press statement. we know about it within it's not a threat. >> host: kennedy himself had attacked nixon. grg right. they were happy to savage him a year later. >> guest: missile pry sis breaks when he does the speech on october 11nd. it becomes a public moment. the critics silence themselves. it's a moment to rally around the flag. kenneth said the president has our full support. we're not going in the moment of crisis jeopardize the united states chance of victory here. but once khrushchev capitulate the ceasefire immediately. and rep
medicare to the voting rights. >> last word, ron. >> interesting four years, and we're all going to learn about the architecture of this man. i love what you said on -- justice, integrity, and the notion is what you said, david, that in the complex life, a person learns to integrate the competing parts of the human personality and only then, he says, will you have the capacity to act justly and the question for obama is how he'll express that or if he will in the new term. >> the second term in which we do it here. thank you, all, very much. [applause] >> thank you. now i know more about what obama is like. >> more now from last week's washington ideas forum hosted by the atlantic, the aspen institute, and the neweum talking about economic competitiveness hearing from steve case and douglas holtz-eakin. this is 30 minutes. >> next, we have a panel on america and where it's going driving the panel will be steve clemons of washington ideas. steve? >> thank you. >> hey, folks. everybody's running to the thompson counter. thank you, all, for joining us. great to be with you. i'm steve clemons
him. clinton did not get health care passed. >> lbj, what he did. everything from medicare to the voting rights act. last word. i think it's going to be a very interesting for years and we are all going to learn about the architecture of this man. i love what you said about immigration. let me add one philosophical love. aristotle defines -- defines justice as the word used for integrity. in the complex life a person learns to integrate the competing parts of the human personality, and only then, he says, will you have the capacity to act justly. the question for obama is how he will express that or if you will in this new term. >> that the integrated life that we do here, but the second term. so thank you all very much. [applause] >> great. wonderful. >> thank you. >> thank you. now i know more about what obama is really like. >> more now from last week's washington ideal forum hosted by the atlantic has been institute and the museum. up next, economists talk about u.s. economic competitiveness. aol co-founder steve case and former congressional budget office director doug
are they getting federal funds, medicaid, medicare money. when you have to look at it, a lot of religion and -- is there any groups that are targeting that area? >> i will be really quick and this one and say yes, we are. a lot of the advocacy organizations including ours are working on moving forward to change -- they're called religious exclusion clauses. so there is a coalition of organizations and it cuts across the entire progressive movement that are looking at where these religious exclusion clauses show up and are strategizing about how to deal with at. last caveat is religious freedom that has already been noted here, talk about who said something about so-called values. you even go to touch it, it brings up the kind of fervor you can't even imagine. almost a fury. i can say that as an ordained minister, that is stunning coming from people who are people of faith but there's a lot of work happening in coalitions looking to look at -- you have to investigate where the problems are and determine the best strategy for doing that and we do have -- we have a very strong faith compone
, the structure and value of the political system, we have huge programs like social security, medicare and medicaid, legacy programs serving all americans. those programs are crushing the discretionary talents which are where we fund national security based research and education. the core functions of government. our budget allows a path to the future. how we structure ritter and that is a fundamentally -- against what steve is talking about. we have to agree that innovation will solve our health care problems and education problems and energy problems. we have to agree we will compete so those innovations i transferred as part of market share. >> i want to jump to bob for a second. when you go around the world before 9/11, 2001, and talk to a nations, of very international crowd and ask what they thought of the united states, admired the united states and they resented the united states because it that time they didn't believe there were any boundaries to what could be done. that looks at the united states as the most innovative place in the world, constantly pull rabbits out of the
to meet the needs under our federal requirements for medicare and medicaid. but when are we going to stop expanding programs that aren't truly our responsibility? the cause is great. it's appropriate for a government agency to help in times for the people who actually put their lives on the line for us. but is it a federal responsibility? and the question is, no, it's not. it's a state responsibility. and so as we assume more and more responsibilities for the states with budget deficits in excess of $1 trillion, what we're going to do is find ourselves at a point where we're going to have to make cuts in programs that are our responsibility. so all i would ask to you do is think about whether or not this is truly a responsibility of the federal government and whether or not we ought to be expanding the program -- well-intentioned, does great work. don't discount that. well-deserved. don't discount that. but is it the responsibility of the federal government? i would actually state to the chairman -- and i'd be happy to have a voice vote on this and not force a vote, because i know the out
january 1st and the quit jumping medicare because they get 30% less i believe the member is the payroll taxes go up which weeks all the people of that have never heard of the sequester. i am having a very difficult time visualizing with what february looks like when the press gets a hold of this and then all of a sudden we also have the debt limit. i just can't see what we are going to do. >> the debt limit is an additional tool to explain to obama that he isn't the king and like henry viii you have to go to the parliament for money. he might want to nationalize monastery's but i don't think he can get as much these days as back then with that approach so he has to go to the parliament, has to go to congress for the resources for the debt ceiling, for all of these things. and look it will dawn on them that this is not to the king or the duke. he is one of the guys in the constitutional government has very limited power. once you get on the phone with other people that have been present in the second terms and ask clinton what he got accomplished in the second term that didn't include as
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